Starting 1 July 2015, Amazon is changing how they pay for books enrolled in KDP Select. They are paying by the pages read. I’m fine with the concept, I already have book in Oyster and the other service, whose name escapes me at the moment. Meaning I’m used to this sliding scale of royalties. I only have 3 books enrolled in KDP Select and they are more experiment than anything else.
However, this means rolling out another graph on the sales page. One tracks sales & free downloads, one tracks pages read. I’m not sure I need this information. Do I need to know that the 28 people that downloaded my books from Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Prime users read only 40% of my books? Nope, pretty sure I don’t.
Also, this means if they are not reading the “about me” page, I’m getting credit for 98% of the book read, not 100%. Of course, this is true of Oyster & the whatever, so I’m fairly certain it doesn’t matter. However, I anticipate people having tantrums that very few of their books are reaching the 100% mark. I know, as a reader, I never touch the “about the author page,” and most of the other stuff that gets shoved back there.
We shall see how authors respond once they realize this little piece of information. Should be interesting.